Host Larry Mantle together with critics Peter Rainer of New York Magazine and Henry Sheehan of the Orange County Register discuss this week's film and video releases. The selections are: The 20th anniversary re-release of E.T. the Extraterrestial, Blade II, the re-release of Lola, and Sorority Boys. The critics take a look at some new videos as well as share their reactions to the Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Film. We wish the very best to Henry Sheehan, who is leaving the Orange County Register but will continue to appear on FilmWeek. We wanted to issue a very special thank you our listners who were able to join us at the new Arclight Cinerama Dome Entertainment Complex for a special taping of FilmWeek in front of a live audience.
We bring you the latest on Kerry’s threat to end cooperation between the U.S. and Russia in order to stop Russian and Syrian attacks on Aleppo; a baby was born with the DNA makeup of three people – the procedure that made this possible aimed to erase a genetic disease, but what are the ethical implications?; Knott’s Scary Farm closed a controversial attraction that struck a nerve with mental health advocates for insensitivity; plus, a look at Trump’s “mansplaining” during Monday’s debate.
We dive into each candidate's performance during Monday night's presidential debate including moderator Lester Holt's; why veteran suicide hotlines miss more than one third of calls and how to battle compassion fatigue; Snapchat's announcement to release new camcorder sunglasses called Spectacles; plus, we remember the albums and songs that define our youth.
We take a look at each candidate's strategy and prep as they gear up for tonight's debate; airlines are seeking to limit the types of service animals allowed on planes but disability rights advocates are pushing back; Long Beach has proposed a new general tax to local businesses that distribute marijuana - some wonder if it could be a bellwether; Plus, we dive into the new venues added to L.A.'s Olympic bid.
We talk about the charges facing the Tulsa Police Officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man last Friday, as well as the rhetoric surrounding recent police shootings; SoCal vehicle registration fees may be hiked in an effort to pay for smog reduction programs – how much are you willing to pay to meet mandated emission cuts?; plus KPCC film critics join Larry Mantle to talk about the week’s newest releases, and we pay tribute to the late Curtis Hanson.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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